DATELINE: Gone Too Soon
It came. It was seen, and it was stolen. Vini, vide, da vinci.
You knew that our pandemic age of value-less and soul-less humans would strike back at the giant tin Monolith discovered in Utah.
Mono is a sickness, and monolith is the side-effect. There is no vaccine for stolen property of artistic expression.
Indeed, not a week after it was discovered, visitors to the site found tire tracks and a missing objet d’art.
Yes, the hollow tin homage to 2001 has been hijacked and taken right from under our satellite image. It was illegally installed in Utah, and the likelihood that authorities will pursue the criminals who took it, is about as likely as the notion that the thieves did not wear face masks and failed to maintain social distance during their dastardly action.
Some imbecile scrawled the message, “bye, bitch,” in the area where the monolith once stood. Respectability was never a hallmark of small minds. Creeps continue to creep in the dark.
The item, standing twelve feet tall, but probably light weight was not guarded—and it did not take long for pranksters and people of bad will to come out in the dark to steal the phenomenon from others who were appreciative of its totem.
You cannot live in a world of lawless presidents and viral herds and expect anything less than vandals and desecration to be at your doorstep.
The strange Monolith that provided some escapist hope for many may yet be re-discovered as idiots thrive on shenanigans to parade their criminally empty heads. These idiots will likely brag about their drunken revels to other drunken revelers.
You cannot have a perfect crime in an imperfect world. May the Curse of Corona Virus beset these vile thieves.